This year, for the first time, voters in local elections for the Citizens Nominating Committee can vote in person on November 14 or vote by mail before then. Ballots are available at Village Hall and the Scarsdale Library, were mailed to residents or can be downloaded from www.scarsdaleprocedurecommittee.org.
According to David Brodsky, chair of the Procedure Committee, almost 50 mail-in ballots have been received already, but about 10% are not complying with the requirements to put their name and home address on the envelope and to sign the seal of the envelope.
"It is critical to comply with these requirements," Mr. Brodsky said, "or the ballots inside will not be counted. People who have not done so can re-vote and their original ballot will be discarded."
Hopes are high that the new voting procedure will boost the total voting to well over the previous high of 664 in 2009. Most years have averaged in the low 500s.